Queer Britain: New museum to be LGBT+ first for UK

'Queer Britain aims to tell our many and diverse histories'

Thursday, 27th January — By Isabelle Stanley

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Queer Britain’s founders and trustees on the steps of what will be the new museum

THE UK’S first LGBTQ+ museum will open in Camden in the spring to celebrate queer communities around the world.

With four galleries, a workshop, a shop and educational spaces, it will be on the ground floor of 2 Granary Square in King’s Cross.

Set up by charity Queer Britain, there will be no admission fee and the projects will be funded by donations, retail, partnerships and foundations.

The museum is yet to be named, but it will showcase and explore stories from the queer community.

Queer Britain trustee Lisa Power said: “I’m really excited that Queer Britain is finally going to have a space to show what we can do and that we’re here for all the community – from old lesbian feminist warhorses like me to young queer folk of all genders and ethnicities.

“Queer Britain aims to tell our many and diverse histories, and now we have a home to do that from.”

The charity spent four years looking for a suitable home for the project, before arts charity Art Fund offered them the space.

It previously housed Quentin Blake’s House of Illustration. The building is fully accessible as part of the ­museum’s pledge to be an inclusive space.

Look out for our LGBT+ History Month special edition next week

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